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Bruce Hale

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October 30

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A serious book addict, Bruce wanted to be a children's book author since he was in 4th grade (right after he got over wanting to be a pirate, Tarzan, and Daniel Boone). Today he's the author-illustrator of over 50 seriously funny books for kids, so some dreams do come true.

The Malted Falcon, one of his Chet Gecko Mysteries series, was an Edgar Award finalist, and Murder, My Tweet won a Little D Award for Juvenile Humor Writing. Bruce has written everything from picture books and easy readers, to graphic novels and novels.

Bruce's newest series, The Monstertown Mysteries, blends horror and humor, and begins with Curse of the Were-Hyena. Keep an eye out for Class Pets, a series about the secret lives of classroom pets, which debuts in Summer 2
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Bruce Hale Josiah, it was a great honor to be chosen by Harpercollins and the Hoff Estate to continue Syd's work. I loved those stories myself, growing up. In…moreJosiah, it was a great honor to be chosen by Harpercollins and the Hoff Estate to continue Syd's work. I loved those stories myself, growing up. In approaching the new tales, I referred frequently to his original books to try to capture that whimsical spirit he had. That said, the books were written so long ago that that world has changed, oh, just a bit. I did my best to strike a balance between faithfulness and relevance. So far, I've gotten lots of great feedback from fans of the originals.(less)
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At long last, the thrilling conclusion of the School for S.P.I.E.S. series is here.  ENDS OF THE EARTH hit bookstores yesterday, and now you can learn the fate of Max Segredo, his father, and friends.


Book cover for Ends of the EarthWhen we last left him, Max was in a bad spot, and now things are even worse. His team has been scattered to the winds, his father has gone missing (again), and the Merry Sunshine Orphanage has burn...

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“First," said Ms. Johnson, "I want you to know that you are all winners,"

Why do grown-ups always say that? Duh,we know we're not all winners.”
Bruce Hale, Prince of Underwhere

“Sometimes the writing flows, sometimes it's like wading through concrete. But I keep showing up each day, whether the Muse joins me or not.”
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